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About noumpere

  1. You're right that he can't legally acquire third. That doesn't mean he can't "temporarily occupy" it, and he's safe if tagged. I think you might be confusing this with the R2, R3, Re3 gets in a rundown, R2 advances to third, R3 interferes. Here, R2 is returned to second. That, however, is a different play from the one being discussed, and, thus, a different ruling.
  2. Yes, the batter is still out.
  3. First, there's no need to "clearly state which runner they are appealing." It only needs to be obvious (and most of the time it is). second, there's no appeal on R1. Any play on him at second is an attempt to retire him in the course of normal baserunning. third, R1 is not forced to second, so R2 is not forced to leave second to go to third. So, "what now?" -- wait and see what happens. If the defense again tags R1, then R1 is out (the base "belongs to" R2) -- that's essentially your play 4..
  4. Even if it was a force play, R2 does not have to acquire 3rd for R1 to be safe at second. To udbrky: The prohibition on two runners occupying a base is only when, well, two runners are occupying a base. If only one runner is on a base (unless he's forced to leave that base), he's safe when tagged. To the OP: It's a HTBT. I can read your post as "this was an appeal" and R2 is out (as maven did). Or, I can read it as "the play was on R1 and not on R2" so r2 is not out on appeal. In this case, it's play on -- I don't read where the defense tagged R1 while both R1 and R2 were on second.
  5. Do your ball bags not have a "pen pocket" right between the two brush pockets? My pen was always in the right pen pocket for umpteen years. Never had to search for it.
  6. I think we've had this discussion before, with the same result -- the manual is wrong.
  7. I think it needs to be in the first step or two, and reasonably directly toward first base for the batter, so I get a little closer to 7 metres instead of 22 feet.
  8. He's not out twice. That's the point.
  9. (almost) none of us has instant replay -- and the mechanics are different with and without it.
  10. The umpire cannot (well, should not -- what actually happens in your softball games might be different) change his judgment "at his discretion." He can accept additional information that means he misapplied the rule. It's sometimes a difficult concept to grasp. (and, that isn't meant as a dig at you)
  11. You don't. You get down off a goose.
  12. I *think* that's what I sold mine for. Very similar use as you posted above. Mine did have the original pad on the front. I can't remember who paid shipping or if we split it.
  13. It also depends on the level of the game (and the "attitude" of the players in that level).
  14. The latter. If the runner is close to the base (judgment) and goes straight in and stands up and interferes -- FPSR.
  15. But it's still the solution and is what is (or was) taught. It's what would have happened in 99.9% of the cases where in infield fly should have been called, wasn't and this enables the defense to turn the "cheap double play."